Create Your Very Own “Garden Spicer” in Three Easy Steps

I love a good, topical lawn ornament—especially if it can perform double duty as some sort of scarecrow—so I am naturally pretty obsessed with what one brilliant woman is calling the “Garden Spicer.”

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How to Make Gourmet Lip Scrubs From Stuff You Already Have in Your Kitchen

Dry lips are a drag. Not only do they make kissing less fun and lipstick harder to apply, they’re worrisome and painful. Picking or biting dry spots is a bad plan—you’ll end up pulling off healthy skin—but a nice, gentle scrub can exfoliate, plump, and get your lips into kissing shape.

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All the Software Two Ohio Inmates Needed to Hack Wi-Fi Networks From the Comfort of Prison

Earlier this week, news got out that two prisoners in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction were caught with a few hacked together computers hidden in the ceiling above a closet. What’d they do with these computers? Aside from obviously downloading porn, they were also laying down a wide variety of…

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How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service provider), but VPN providers are notoriously sketchy. You could do some research to find a good one. Or you can make your own in about 10 minutes.

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The Simplest Way to Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Amazon Echo

A while back we detailed how to make your own Amazon Echo device using a Raspberry Pi, but if anything went wrong with it, you’d have to manually reboot the whole thing. It was a pain in the butt. Now, there’s an easier way to make your own Echo.

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Pi Locator Checks Stock for the Raspberry Pi Zero Across Several Stores At Once

The Raspberry Pi Zero and its newest brother, the Raspberry Pi Zero W are notoriously hard to find in stores. To help with that, Pi Locator is a simple site that’ll check stock across the globe.

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Fact-Checking the Artisanal Pencil Sharpener: How to Really Sharpen a Pencil

David Rees thinks he knows how to sharpen pencils. He says people have entrusted 1,500 pencil points to his sharpening business. I know a little something about working with sharp pencils, and let me tell you, if you send your pencils out for sharpening you’re a fucking amateur.

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Build Your Own Sidekick-Inspired Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer

Do you long for the days of your Sidekick, arguably one of the best-worst-greatest phones to ever hit the market? NODE shows you how to build a mobile Raspberry Pi machine that should help with that longing as long as you don’t care about the actual phone part.

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What I’ve Learned From Tinkering With the Raspberry Pi for Five Years

Today is Pi Day and what better way to celebrate everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than by taking a look back at everyone’s favorite $35 hobbyist computer, the Raspberry Pi. Since the launch of the Raspberry Pi, I’ve written an absurd number of guides, blogs, and an already outdated book on the variety of…

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How to Set Up an External Hard Drive on Your PS4

Sony released a PlayStation 4 firmware update today. Alongside some tweaks for PSVR and PS4 Pro users comes the long awaited introduction of external hard drive support. Here’s how to set it up.

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